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UPDATE: Main Street reopens; man held after climbing downtown crane

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Posted at 6:57 AM, Aug 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-12 07:57:06-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington police said a man was in custody after climbing a downtown crane early Monday morning.

Police and emergency crews responded before 7 a.m. to an area near Upper and Main streets where a man reportedly was climbing on a construction crane.

At about 6:50 a.m., the Lexington Traffic Management Center said East Main Street at North Limestone was closed.

The agency said the road closure was "due to a police incident near Upper Street."

Traffic was being diverted to North Limestone.

Police said the suspect was coaxed down and taken into custody.

Main Street since has reopened to traffic.